MEC respects court ruling for rerun in Lilongwe City South East

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it will respect the court ruling ordering to conduct fresh elections in Lilongwe City South East constituency where a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results which found that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bently Namasasu winner.

Mwafulirwa:  We respect court ruling

Mwafulirwa: We respect court ruling

The High Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday ordered MEC to hold a rerun .

MEC spokesman Sangwani Mwafulirwa said: “We respect the ruling of the court and the Commission will meet to map the way forward.”

He added: “The Commission has always been ready to conduct by-elections at any time whenever it is required to do so in accordance with the law.”

In her ruling, Justice Esme Chombo said making a ruling on the matter based on the documentary evidence submitted by Mec as respondent, Msungama as petitioner and Namasasu as interested party to the case would not achieve equity and fairness.

Some of the evidence, which the court had earlier ordered be recounted, was destroyed by fire which razed down part of the warehouse in Lilongwe containing 2 400 ballot boxes.

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25 thoughts on “MEC respects court ruling for rerun in Lilongwe City South East”

  1. Tsono mec yake idzakhala yomweyi yodzayendetsa chisankhoyo? Chifukwatu mec ilipoyi m’njokayikitsa kwambiri.moti sikukwayeneraso kuyendetsa chisankho,m’njakuba iyoyi ndikt m’njakuba iyi

  2. Bristol says:

    Thumbs up for the court’s ruling. For fairness sake, rerun of elections is welcome and let the true winner emerge.

  3. phunda says:

    When will those who torched mec. offices going to torch the ruling? Its a matter of time for MCP to come back to power. We are tired of been ruled by votegaters.!!!

  4. NELSON says:

    MEC HAS LOST DIRECTION SHAME ON YOU. JUST STEP DOWN MWAULEMU

  5. philosophy says:

    mahope anga mulipo? munasowa mubwere muzandipatse moni

  6. Joice Banda says:

    INENSO NDIDZAYIMIRA UPULEZIDENT KUMENEKO..PP YANYAMUKA WA KU LILONGWE..MAZIRA ANU NONSE

  7. MWACHITA BWINO, TIWONE ZOONA.

  8. wakumm'awa mariol says:

    Let’s just wait and see who will be the winner. Apa ndiye wina sadzanamiziranso chili chonse.Good lucky to you all our shadow MPS.

  9. nganja says:

    I disagree with 1.1 and 1 because these are purely members of mcp and their thinking is still shallow if not undemocratic. Donors have nothing to do with who had won even if mcp would have won no donor would come in until the mess created by pp would have been delt with to donors satisfaction. …Umbuli ndiye ukadalipodi!

    1. Nabitiya says:

      a Nganja inuyo ozindikira zedi? don’t speak nonsense just because you want to speak, speak because you have something to speak

    2. Wishy says:

      Mukunama amwene! Donors are not happy with DPP led govt, if it were MCP donors could have resumed their aid, DPP has its own cashgate of 92bn which it is failing to take action on

  10. yes says:

    Aaah inu a MEC!! Stop playing mind-games with us. You just want to play your mind-tricks in allowing for the re-run, no more injunctions naaay????!!!!
    Munatibela kale ma voti so why should we have confidence in you and trust that you will run free and credible elections… The fact that majority of people from Lilongwe did not want APM to be president but voted for Chakwera says it all!!!

    1. gilbert says:

      we trust in mec amangofuna ndalama basi

  11. go msungama kip it burning

  12. awida ku parliament! says:

    Amwene mwangolawa pa malo a eni. Yakwana nthawi pakilani muzpita.

  13. Ochewa Waku Ntchisi says:

    Iwe No 3 Ndiwe Gwape Wengwene, Zokambate Zimenezo, Iwete Zoti Masankho Vidaba Sukudziwa, Chakwera Ku Nkhotako Adapeza 46786 Peter Adapeza Around 16000 Ku Mec Chakwera Ali Ndi 7385 Pomwe Peter Ali Ndi 46786yo,ndiwe Utiuza Chani, Shut Up Ur Dirty Mouth,

  14. chimulankho says:

    Nanga mulakho mukawine kwathu Ku Lilongwe ngati muli kwanu Ku thyolo agalu inu. Nonsense.

  15. nkunthamasese says:

    We talk much after the rerun. as for now bravo all parties. pofuna kuwayanjanitsa a dpp ndi mcp tingovotera canditate wa “amuna ndife nkumba’s party” hehedeeeeee

  16. Pido says:

    Mbavazi Zidzaberaso

  17. Mwenecho says:

    kodi ukadalipo ndi bwana wako mbendera mituyanu and resign

  18. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Iwe alfred mtunduwabo pa nambala 1 uzilemba zinthu zoti umboni ulipo. Akanakhala kuti anaberadi akanapanda kukasuma kukhothi?
    Ukuongowonesapo uburutu apa komanso kusaziwa malamulo amalawi komanso electoral laws pomwe iwe ndi mzika.
    Musanayambe mwalemba taziganizilani dziko lanu inu ngati mzika? Muzalipangila ciani dziko lanu kuti litukuke inu ngati mzika? Ambirife kwathu ndikufuna kuwononga pomwe ife ndiamalawi.
    Enafe timalemba zinthu zosontesa kukwiya ndiusogoleri koma cofunika kuziwa mcakuti pamasankho owina amakhala mmodzi basi PERIOD

    1. Gambala says:

      In fact, mnzako amene ukumenenayu ndi yemwe walemba za nzeru kuposa iwe. Ma donors akulepherea kutipatsa ndalama chifukwa cha zomwe DPP ya Bingu idapanga mmbuyomu. Chinanso ndichoti pali ma donors ena omwe sanakhutitsidwe ndi momwe DPP idapambanira zisankho za pa 20 May. Pakhala povuta kuti ayambenso kutithandiza. Akakhala Peter Mutharika nde aliyense akudziwa kuti sanapangepo chanzeru chilichonse nthawi yomwe anali nduna. Kuli konse komwe amakhala Nduna kumakhala chisokonezo.

  19. Goodson Zimveka says:

    ma court a ku malawi, mmmmmmmmmmh ndilibe mawu

  20. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    The court could have done the same with the 20 May disputed general elections which Mbendera assisted DPP to rig. By rerunning the disputed general elections Malawi was going to spend less and to suffer less than declaring rigged elections.

    Today we are being ruled by the government which donors will never trust because they know that money exchanged hands for it to be found where they are , worse to it is because of the bad record which the party has got with the donors the time Bingu Wamunthilika was the president .

    Today we have the president who never preformed in any ministry during the time his brother was in power. What do we expect donors to do with our little Malawi.

    1. thom tsegula says:

      Ngati MCP ingawine nde kuti Chakwera adawinanso

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